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There is no cost to attend, and all interested individuals are invited to participate. Continuing education credit will be available.

Attend at DMU or online.






There are currently 637 Iowans waiting for an organ transplant. Organ donation in Iowa is crucial in saving lives and improving the health of those who need it. All healthcare professionals must be aware of the importance of organ donation, dispel myths, and encourage their patients to make informed decisions about registering as donors. 


The success of organ donation depends on the collaboration of healthcare professionals, government agencies, advocacy groups, and the community. Adhering to ethical standards and regulations guarantees the process's safety and effectiveness.


Ultimately, organ donation represents a compassionate commitment to saving lives and promoting the well-being of those facing critical health challenges. The generosity of donors and their families, coupled with the dedicated efforts of healthcare providers, contribute to the success of organ transplantation and give hope to individuals awaiting a second chance at life.




  • Explain the collaboration between Iowa Donor Network (IDN) and Health Care Teams. 
  • Summarize the organ and tissue donation process.
  • Differentiate between Donation by Neurological Determination of Death (DNDD or Brain Death) and Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD).
  • List what organs can be recovered and transplanted.
  • Summarize Iowa Donor Network's role in supporting families during and after the donation process.



Janelle Beall, RRT
Hospital Services Coordinator, Iowa Donor Network


Madeline Knoff
Manager of Hospital and Partner Relations, Iowa Donor Network


Mikaela Stanek 
Hospital Services Coordinator, Iowa Donor Network

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